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How to Build a Smart DIY Charging Station with LED Notifications

Smartphones, tablets and other portable electronics have become important parts of our daily life. As smart and as useful as they are, they do have a downside, they need to be charged quite often and that leaves us with chargers and cables that get tangled up and make a mess. It’s about time we solved this problem and the solution is simpler than you’d think: a DIY charging station.

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This DIY charging station was built out of a necessity to find a spot for the three tablets constantly roaming our house from my wife and I’s three small roommates. I wanted it to be a fun woodworking project but mix in some cool technology.

Enter the LEDs and arduino project. It was my first time working with arduino projects and current sensors and I didn’t get it exactly right. Watch the video from Fix This Build That for more info:

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But I learned a few new things about electronics projects and this DIY charging table is going to be just what our family needs to organize the cell phones and tablets.